MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush Quick Review & Photos

MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush
MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush

MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Powder/Blush Brush ($38.50) is a special edition of the 129 brush, and here, it has a shorter handle. I actually found the shape different, as it is a much longer brush head than the full-sized 129. Where the full-sized 129 has a domed, rounded edge, this special-edition brush doesn’t really flare out that much. (See the 129 here.) Looking back on some of the 129SEs I’ve reviewed, they all seem to be slightly different. This version of the 129SE also comes with a vinyl, zippered pouch that fits just the brush or else one or two lipglosses.

MAC’s 129 brush is not one of its best brushes, as it tends to be scratchy and sometimes prone to shedding (can vary from brush to brush). The 129SE released in this collection is worse, as it was even scratchier, and then the shape was less useful for applying blush. If you’re looking for a blush brush, the 129 would not get my recommendation (I prefer MAC’s 116 over the 129, if you’re looking to stay within MAC’s range).

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MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush
MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush

MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush
MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush

MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush
MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush

MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush
MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush

MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush
MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush

MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush
MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush

MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush
MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush

MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush
MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush

MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush
MAC x Antonio Lopez 129SE Brush

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Christine, it might be helpful to denote whether a brush has a pinched ferrule (flat) or unpinched ferrule (round). It’s an information I often find myself seeking when I’m researching brushes (particularly eye and face brushes), and it’s not always apparent from pictures.

I know that there isn’t any real description of the brush on this review, and I can tell from the pictures that it has a pinched ferrule. Just thought your readers might find it helpful. 🙂

No worries! I know that if I can’t tell from the pictures we can always ask — Just figured it’s easier for you if it’s already included in the review. 🙂

Are there blushes to go with this brush in this collection? It wouldn’t make sense to have a blush brush to go with eyeshadow palettes, especially when they come with a brush already. A decent brush set in a pouch would be a great idea here.

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